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International Rose Test Garden

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Address: 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
Phone Number: (503) 823-3636
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The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the...

The oldest official, continuously operated public rose test garden in the United States boasts more than 8,000 roses.

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we went to the rose garden in August. Beautiful ! You learn the history of the garden and have a wonderful walk among the fragrances of one of the most beautiful flowers in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went around December and unfortunately the rose garden is not open. Obviously, its winter time so the roses are not in bloom otherwise it would have been a nice visit. Overall, it was a nice walk from Washington Park all the way to the rose garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we went to the rose garden in August. Beautiful ! You learn the history of the garden and have a wonderful walk among the fragrances of one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. Among the flowers you will see gigantic beautiful majestic trees. Take your Adidas tennis shoes! The shop has many great gifts to share with your... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The City of Roses - and this is a must stop while in Washington Park. The gardens have different times for different blooms - so you may want to check that... but overall a peaceful stop in the urban area and free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a lovely day and a picnic, either this or Pittock mansion is your best bet. Just a stunner when the roses are at their peak.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very fun to go in late spring/early summer when the roses are in full bloom! Bring a picnic, but be prepared to park pretty far away as there is not much in the way of close parking.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we visited the International Rose Test Garden was in early Spring, 2012. There had been an unusually cold winter, and so NO ROSES were in bloom. So we returned the following September, and had the time of our lives. Great variety, unbelievable profusion, color and fragrance beyond all human comprehension. We've been back in September three more... More 

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best month to visit is June. There are many many kinds of roses in full bloom and people can wander, to enjoy, photograph, and the smell the gorgeous blooms, overlooking Portland.

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Manteca, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What appears to be roses for ever, this is a great place to stop for free and see just how many varieties of roses there are. You can even get a great view of Portland from this park. It's simply amazing.

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An impressive array of roses on display for free! This is an awesome place to kill an hour or two in Portland. There are tons of annoying tourists here, just don't be one of them. Kick back and relax and enjoy all the pretty flowers. You've got to pay for parking, but you're still getting a good deal. Check it... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens were full of velvety colored roses of hues beyond the rainbow. The garden was very large and well designed. The fragrances filled the air. The roses were in full bloom. How lucky for us. The view of downtown and Mt Hood were nice, but the air was smoggy. The garden is not within walking distance from downtown. You... More 

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